‘You must see it with your very own eyes!'. The Abolition of the Death Penalty in the Netherlands in 1870
(Herman Franke) The Low Countries - 2000, № 8, pp. 84-92
In the Netherlands the death penalty was abolished in 1870. In 1998 over half of the Dutch people questioned seemed to favour its reintroduction; but these figures are highly relative and are often governed by emotional factors such as an increasing feeling of insecurity.
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